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The Future is Now!. For You & Your Family. How Health is Related to Eating and Exercise Habits. The Bad News. Who in your family has at least one of these chronic diseases? Heart disease Stroke Type 2 Diabetes Osteoporosis Cancer, certain types. Chronic Diseases.

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The Future is Now!

For You & Your Family

How Health is Related to Eating and Exercise Habits

the bad news
The Bad News
  • Who in your family has at least one of these chronic diseases?
    • Heart disease
    • Stroke
    • Type 2 Diabetes
    • Osteoporosis
    • Cancer, certain types
chronic diseases
Chronic Diseases
  • Many of these chronic diseases are linked to poor diet and exercise habits.
  • Some of these conditions begin to develop in childhood.
  • Good eating and physical activity habits start when we are young.
heart disease
Heart Disease
  • Coronary heart and artery disease
    • Can be due to plaque, made up of fats, including cholesterol.
  • Heart attack
  • Irregular heart beats
  • A stroke is a "brain attack," cutting off vital supplies of blood and oxygen to the brain cells that control everything we do – from speaking, to walking, to breathing.
  • Strokes occur in different ways, but there are two main types. The artery
    • becomes blocked (ischemic stroke)
    • or ruptures (hemorrhagic stroke).
type 2 diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes
  • The body does not make enough insulin and efficiently use the insulin it makes.
  • Some symptoms include:
    • Increased thirst and need to urinate
    • Tired all of the time
    • Wounds heal slowly
    • Blurred vision
  • Weakening or brittle bones – mainly the spine and hips
  • Cancer can occur anywhere in the body. It occurs when cells grow uncontrollably.
  • Some types of cancer are linked to lifestyle.
risk factors
Risk Factors
  • People who developed these diseases often have certain traits that are:
    • Not in our control
      • Age, gender, race, family history
    • Controllable
      • Eating habits, physical activity habits, smoking, weight, protection from the sun, regular check ups with the doctor
good news about risk factors
Good News about Risk Factors
  • Many chronic diseases can be prevented or delayed by following these lifestyle recommendations:
    • Maintain a healthy weight
    • Exercise regularly
    • Eat fresh fruits and vegetables
    • Eat more legumes
    • Eat whole grains
more good news
More Good News
  • Making these changes can help you prevent or delay the onset of some chronic diseases.
    • Eat smaller portions
    • Lower or omit added salt or sodium
    • Eat less saturated fat and cholesterol
good news about osteoporosis
Good News About Osteoporosis
  • Eat foods rich in calcium and vitamin D
    • Vitamin D fortified dairy products and saltwater fish
  • Exercise regularly
    • Weight-bearing
      • Jogging, walking, climbing stairs
    • Resistance exercises
      • Lifting weights

The Future is Now!

ForYou & Your Family

Show a commitment to a healthy lifestyle for yourself and your family. Start now.